Elon Musk reportedly victorious in 'pedo guy' defamation case

CNET | 12/6/2019 | Staff
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Elon Musk was reportedly found not liable for damages in a defamation case brought by a British cave diver.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was found not liable for damages in a defamation case, according to a Buzzfeed News reporter sitting in on the trial Friday afternoon. The case was brought against him by British cave diver Vernon Unsworth, whom Musk called a "pedo guy", last year. Jurors found in favor of the billionaire, according to a reporter from The Verge.

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In July 2018, Musk had called Unsworth, a diver who helped rescue a boys' soccer team trapped in a Thai cave, a "pedo guy" on Twitter after the diver criticized Musk's proposed submarine rescue plan. Unsworth sued Musk for defamation in September 2018, saying the tweet damaged him by associating his name with pedophilia.

Musk apologized for the tweet during the first day of the trial, held this week in the US...
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